Neandertals had an eye for patterns

Notches on a raven bone suggests human relatives intentionally created even spacing

Different views of raven wing bone

CUTS ABOVE  Notches carved into a raven’s wing bone by Neandertals include two that were added to create a consistent, possibly symbolic pattern, scientists say. Added notches are second from bottom and second from top in the side view of the bone.

Francesco d’Errico

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